Join a Club
Calvert Marine Museum Clubs offer members a great opportunity to get involved in the local community doing something you care about. It also provides a means of studying the past, preserving an art form, learning something new, and making new friends.
You must be a member of the Calvert Marine Museum Society to join a club.
Take a look at the different clubs we sponsor, and if you’re interested in joining, contact with the point person for that group.
Canoe & Kayak Club
The CMM Canoe/Kayak Club offers museum members an opportunity to explore the creeks, marshes and rivers in southern Maryland as part of an organized excursion guided by a trip leader. A trip is scheduled approximately once a month with the emphasis on morning excursions, lasting two to three hours. Most trips end at lunch-time, often in a location with a place to eat.
Yard Arms (Volunteer based group / no dues or officers)
If you like working with plants and have a willingness to help maintain the museum grounds, then join the Yard Arms. This group is dedicated to beautifying the museum landscape. The Yard Arms work on "green" projects such as a rain garden, compost bins, rain barrels and floating gardens. These are projects that help the museum retain its Bay Wise Landscape certification. Click here to learn more about the Yard Arms' projects.
Group members meet Tuesday mornings to work on the museum grounds March through October.
Contact Kathy Ellwood at 443-975-7734.
Purple Martin Club
The Purple Martin Club is preparing for Spring. If you'd like to help start a colony at the museum, come join the club! Our goal is to foster an active colony in the Purple Martin house purchased last year, and to encourage visitors to support this amazing bird by putting up their own houses.
If you are interested in joining the club or just want to learn more about Purple Martins contact Ken Ritter at 301-481-8536 or email.
Solomons Island Model Boat Club
The Solomons Island Model Boat Club (SIMBC) is one of the most active clubs at the museum.
A Fleet of 48" radio-controlled skipjacks, built by club members, races on summer weekends at the museum waterfront. They also hold regattas, inviting enthusiasts from up and down the east coast to demonstrate their skill. The SIMBC also demonstrates its fleet of radio-controlled "Victoria" sailboats and other model craft.
During the winter months, club members work on building models. Classes are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, 10:00 a.m. to noon. No experience required – we’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Patuxent Small Craft Guild
This group of boat enthusiasts works on selected weekday and Saturday mornings building, restoring, sailing, and rowing traditional craft indigenous to the region, all under the direction of the museum's boatwright, George Surgent. Club members also actively participate in the Solomons Maritime Festival (May), Patuxent River Appreciation Days (October), and other museum events.
For details and scheduling, contact George Surgent at 410 586-2700 or via email.
Stay up to date on current projects and activities by following the guild's Facebook page.
The CMM Fossil Club (CMMFC) sponsors field trips to fossil collecting sites, regular meetings, public lectures, and fossil fairs. No prior experience in paleontology is needed.